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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 21, 2011 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I'm at a loss for a way to rank the 20 or so extraordinary versions of Eyes played in 73'-74',but I could say without reservation they have never played it better than 6/20/74.Keith and Bob's contribution just make this a master work,the music from 12:45 to 13:30 is exhilirating.It is a beautiful,fully realized take on a wonderful song.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 22, 2011 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I love the subjectivity of music. I can't dethrone 8/6 from my personal rankings but I very well could say this is number 2 the more I listen to it.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 22, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I wasn't suggesting that 6/20 was the best version,I was saying that there are a number of versions that were equally well played,and since they vary so much from version to version I can see no way to create a valid comparison more defined than it was played at higher level than most and here is what I like about this particular version in relation to the other extraordinary versions.On any given day I could enjoy 8/6/74,12/6/73 or 6/20/74 equally.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

Oh, I see where you're coming from now (not that I would have had a problem with the way I interpreted it). I agree all the versions change from performance to performance (of course or else they wouldn't be the Dead. Right?), and that they are all pretty much fantastic.